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  1. World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

    World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
    The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages define the central role of world languages in the learning career of every student. The five goal areas of the Standards establish an inextricable link between communication and culture, which is applied in making connections and comparisons and in using this competence to be part of local and global communities. The World-Readiness Standards...
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  2. ACTFL Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with University of Guadalajara

    ACTFL Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with University of Guadalajara
    GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — Earlier this month, The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) announced a strategic international partnership to expand and enhance foreign language collaboration at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. ACTFL and the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (CUCSH) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation initiating a new educational alliance to support academic research...
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  3. ACTFL RECEIVES ACE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TWO NEW TESTS!

    ACTFL RECEIVES ACE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TWO NEW TESTS!
    LTI is happy to report that ACTFL has once again received credit recommendations by The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE) for the following: OPI, OPIC, WPT and for the first time, both the Reading and Listening Proficiency Tests (RPT and LPT). “ACTFL is extremely pleased with the renewal of college credit recommendations for ACTFL speaking and...
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  4. LTI ANNOUNCES NEW CHINESE PARTNER

    LTI ANNOUNCES NEW CHINESE PARTNER
    Earlier this month, Chinese Testing International (CTI) became LTI’s exclusive distributor for the delivery of ACTFL Assessments in the People’s Republic of China. This agreement brings forth significant opportunities for all parties, in all markets, including commercial, government and educational fields. The agreement also adds to the expanding distributor list that is a main focus of LTI in 2016 and beyond...
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  5. CREDU, PARENT COMPANY OF LTI, RE-BRANDS AS MULTICAMPUS

    CREDU, PARENT COMPANY OF LTI, RE-BRANDS AS MULTICAMPUS
    Credu, our parent company, has undergone a re-branding that will change its official corporate name to Multicampus Co., Ltd. effective March 11, 2016. Credu however, will remain as a brand name in the online education division of Multicampus. The name change and re-brand comes over a period of time that saw the acquisitions and partnering of Foreign Language Proficiency Testing...
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  6. The Language Trend in Future Global Markets

    The Language Trend in Future Global Markets
    Research by the Modern Language Association indicates that the number of American students who learned a language other than English decreased by about 100,000 between 2009 and 2013. So what does this mean exactly? For starters, it means the demand for multilingual employees is rising. This trend has made the need for language testing across many markets all the more prevalent...
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  7. Employer Demand for Multilinguals Is Rising

    Employer Demand for Multilinguals Is Rising
    Today's job market is desperate for graduates who speak multiple languages. “Languages are always good for us,” says Julia McDonald, head of talent acquisition for EMEA at Infosys. English is the company’s common language, “but our clients often want people that can speak their local language,” Julia says. Mark Davies, employer relations manager at London’s Imperial College Business School, says...
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  8. IIE RELEASES OPEN DOORS 2015 DATA

    IIE RELEASES OPEN DOORS 2015 DATA
    The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 years—10%, to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014–15 academic year, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released last month. Enrollments in intensive English programs grew even faster—13.3% (from 43,456 students to 49,233). The...
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  9. The English Dialect: An Adverse Effect On Global Business Success

    The English Dialect:  An Adverse Effect On Global Business Success
    Languages evolve, that's nothing new. However, the English language has its own subset of terminology that native English speakers have adopted and put into use practically on every level - when speaking casually and in business settings. It's becoming increasingly more difficult for people abroad to understand the "real" English. A Spanish student in Denmark remarked to another researcher: “Now it’s...
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  10. How Social Media Affects Your Chances at Getting Hired

    How Social Media Affects Your Chances at Getting Hired
    There's so much to consider when hiring a potential candidate at any company. Reviewing resumes and checking references have always been the norm but when and where does social media come into play? There are some fine lines that both HR professionals and candidates alike need to be mindful of when it comes to social media posts and the conclusions that can be...
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